Re: [MOL] chemo treatment [00248] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] chemo treatment



Hi Pat,

How long does the onc plan to keep giving the weekly session of chemo?   Until
remission?  Also, what stage is the cancer at.  The reason I ask is that my
father is getting chemo for SCLC.

Thank you,

Enver

Pat Kimmi wrote:

> My Dad has been on low dose (90mg Taxol/Carbo)  since Feb with one  session
> of high dose (330mg)every 3 wks for 4 times. The low dosage had already
> shown on CT Scans to be shrinking spots in left lung. He had NO side effects
> on low dose  but couldn't take the effects of higher dose (he's 81 y/o) so
> went back to low dose and scans continue to show shrinkage. Onc told him
> there was no medical advantage to higher dose 3 wk tx except for his
> convenience.  If your Onc agrees with this I know Daddy would sure recommend
> the lower dose.  Love & Prayers to you.   Pat Kimmi-KS
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Claire Lee" <clee02@snet.net>
> To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
> Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2000 9:43 PM
> Subject: Re: [MOL] chemo treatment
>
> > I was on low-dose Taxol and Carboplatin this time around and found it
> > much easier to take than the regular regimene.  Unfortunately, this
> > particular cocktail turned out not to work for me but if you have a
> > choice, I strongly recommend low-dose.  Claire
> >
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